View more on these topics

No impact on current surrender values

Standard Life asserts there will be no impact on current surrender values, transfer
values or payouts following the announcement Iain Lumsden has resigned as chief
executive and it is reviewing its mutuality.

It also maintains there will be no impact on unit-linked and non with profit policy


Blue-chip firms concerned over paying pensions

One in five finance directors of the UK&#39s biggest companies are worried about making future pension payments to retired staff, according to research from Prudential UK. The data reveals that 30 per cent of finance directors are concerned about the need to make cash injections into pension funds, while 20 per cent are worried about […]

Standard Life refuses to comment on UBS floatation plan claims

Standard Life is refusing to comment today on reports that investment bank UBS has been retained by the insurer to prepare it for possible stock market flotation if its current talks with the FSA over new accounting practices fall down. News reports over the weekend said UBS advisers had been hired to prepare Standard for […]

An education in communication

We have an industry embroiled with working on developing products, imp-roving the regulation surrounding products and reviewing the legislation within which our industry works. But are we missing the point? Of course we need to get the infrastructure of our industry right and we have to welcome all moves to improve. Yes, reviews, consultation papers […]

Bristol & West plays family fortunes

Bristol & West has teamed up with Family Assurance to establish the Family protected savings plan, a capital-protected unit-linked endowment linked to the performance of four stockmarket indices. The product marries the capital protection of Bristol & West&#39s structured products with the tax privileges of friendly society plans. Friendly societies can offer tax-free returns on […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers. Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and thought leadership.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm